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Today's News

  • Tingle named new Simpsonville Elementary principal

    Simpsonville Elementary -- meet the Tingles.

    When its Site-Based Decision-Making Council unanimously agreed last Wednesday that Jill Tingle was a perfect fit for the position of Simpsonville Elementary Principal, that group may not have realized that she'll be heading to work with half of her family by her side.

  • 'We're living in poop'

    Monthly rent and water bill: $420

    Cleaning gloves and bleach: $20

    Scrubbing the bathtub clean only to have it once again fill up with raw sewage five minutes later: Disgusting.

    If something smells off at Wesley Apartments, check the plumbing.

    "We're living in poop," said resident Kristy Griffith. "There's no other way of saying it."

    For the last two weeks, Griffith said toilets have been burping and bathtubs have been backing up with sewage in many of the C-apartments at Wesley Apartments off of Midland Trail.

  • Courthouse beset by fowl situation

    Some describe it as slimy; some call it nasty and disgusting.

    But everyone agrees that the sidewalk outside the back door of the Shelby County Courthouse is not sanitary.

    The reason: piles of pigeon droppings.

    But the pigeons that call the courthouse ledges home soon may have a bird's-eye view of a different perch if county officials have their way.

    Shelby County Deputy Judge-Executive Rusty Newton said the county is - once again - devising a plan to make the birds flock together someplace else.

  • Health care debate hits very close to home

    While Congress is busy debating major health care reform in Washington, some Shelby County residents have become part of what they call a grassroots effort to make their thoughts known. Joy Tabler is making phone calls to Congressmen and collecting signatures this week opposing proposed cuts to Medicare and its funding of in-home health care. Tabler is the patient care liaison for Caretenders, a home health care provider on Alpine Drive. She said home health care keeps patients in their homes and out of expensive health care facilities, such as hospi

  • County farmers get $334,513 in grants

    Shelby County farmers can expect to get some help from the state’s County Agriculture Investment Program again this year, and the money might even go a little farther than in the past.

    The Shelby County Agriculture Development Board was approved Friday by the state for a $334,513 grant this year, about $75,000 more than in past years.

    This means that once again just about any farmer in the county can apply for a grant to help subsidize production – for both this year and – now – years beyond.

  • News Briefs: Aug. 12, 2009

    Bypass work could cause some delays, rerouting

    The construction of the Shelbyville Bypass could cause some disruptions in the areas of Harrington Mill Road, LaGrange Road and Midland Industrial Parkway. A State Transportation Cabinet briefing said some motorists could be delayed or rerouted around ongoing work.

    Also, two work projects on I-64 in Shelby County continue.

  • News Briefs: Aug. 7, 2009

    Grant applications

  • Shelbyville rocked at Mid-South Regional

    Though Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 dropped its first two games and was eliminated from the Mid-South Regional in Enid, Okla., last week, Coach Jim Wiley said he's still proud of his baseball team.

    "I'm not upset," he said. "I'm disappointed that we didn't go out there and beat somebody, but we're still state champs, and you can't take that great accomplishment away from these kids. That's something they can be very proud of."

  • Rain delaying SCHS boys’ golf season

    The Shelby County boys’ golf team can’t seem to get its season under way.

    The boys were scheduled to begin the season on Aug. 4 at the Oldham County Classic at Nevel Meade Golf Course, but rain ended that day after just four holes.

    The boys were then set to play their first match, against Anderson County on Monday, but again the weather intervened.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Aug. 10, 2009

    DUI

    Francis E. Silas, 53, of 1515 Flood Road in Shelbyville was arrested Aug. 5 at Main and 8th streets and charged with DUI, careless driving and expired tags.

    Angela G. Snow, 26, of 14 Olympia Drive in Bardstown was arrested Aug. 6 on I-64 West at mile marker 32 and charged with DUI.